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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
37th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 99

Friday, May 9, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, as reported by the Legislative Committee on Bill C-17 with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate the following motion:

    Motion No. 6.

Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) for Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , moved Motion No. 6, — That Bill C-17, in Clause 112, be amended by replacing line 29 on page 103 with the following:

    “and 109 to 111.1, and the provisions of any Act”

Debate arose on Motion No. 6.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-0990 and 372-1196 concerning Tibet. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-18-02;

— No. 372-1032 concerning world peace. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-79-01;

— No. 372-1172 concerning the United States' policy towards Cuba. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-80-01;

— Nos. 372-1229 to 372-1250 concerning the Employment Insurance program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-29-07;

— No. 372-1332 concerning the Senate. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-81-01.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1523) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1524);

— by Ms. Torsney (Burlington) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1525), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1526) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1527);

— by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1528) and three concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1529 to 372-1531);

— by Mr. Fournier (Manicouagan) , one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-1532).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the answers to questions Q-192, Q-193, Q-195 and Q-196 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, as reported by the Legislative Committee on Bill C-17 with amendments;

And of Motion No. 6.

The debate continued on Motion No. 6.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-249, An Act to amend the Competition Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology with an amendment.

Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge) , seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge) , seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, by unanimous consent, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 6 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: Economic Development) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-27), presented to the House on Thursday, December 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-27.

— by Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 8 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Canada Customs and Revenue Agency: Managing the Risks of Non-Compliance for Commercial Shipments Entering Canada) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-28), presented to the House on Thursday, December 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-28.

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 8 of the April 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada -- Health Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-29), presented to the House on Thursday, December 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-29.

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Final Report of the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs, “Policy for the New Millennium: Working Together to Redefine Canada's Drug Strategy” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-24), presented to the House on Thursday, December 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-24.

Adjournment

At 2:03 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).